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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from June 2012. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here.

14th Annual Native Prairie Appreciation Week – Wake Up and Smell the Prairies!

Declared as the third week of June by the Saskatchewan Ministries of Agriculture and Environment since 1999, Native Prairie Appreciation Week (NPAW) is dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of native prairie ecosystems and their importance to Saskatchewan's provincial, environmental and agricultural sectors.  

With only an estimated 17% of native prairie remaining in our province, the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) is encouraging all families to "Wake Up and Smell the Prairies" during the 14th Annual NPAW held from June 17-23, 2012.

A "Get Out and Smell the Prairies" checklist is available for download on the SK PCAP website and provides a list of various activities that families can do together across the province to celebrate and learn about the importance of native prairie.  

Booths will be set up at the Regina and Saskatoon Farmers’ Markets where free native wildflower seed will be handed out to promote NPAW 2012. For more information, a list of events, or to download your own checklist, visit